2011 Kabaddi World Cup

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Pearls Kabaddi World Cup 2011 was the second edition of the circle style Kabaddi World Cup played in Punjab, India and overall fourth Kabaddi World Cup. It was played in various cities of the province from 1 to 20 November 2011 with teams from 14 countries.[1]

2011 Kabaddi World Cup
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Logo of the 2011 Kabaddi World Cup
Tournament information
Dates 1 November–20 November
Administrator(s) Government of Punjab
Format Circle Style
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)  India
Venue(s) 16 venues in 16 cities (List of Venues)
Participants 14 (List of Participants)
Final positions
Champions  India
1st Runners-up  Canada
2nd Runners-up  Pakistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 46
Best Raider India Gagandeep Singh Kheerawali
Best Stopper India Mangat Singh Mangi
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Teams[edit]

A total of 14 teams took part in this tournament in matches between 1 to 20 November.[2]

DQ Disqualified during the tournament for doping

Pools[edit]

The teams were divided into two pools of seven teams each. Hosts India were placed in Pool A while their traditional rivals Pakistan were in Pool B.

Pool A Pool B

 Afghanistan
 Australia
 Canada
 Germany
 India
   Nepal
 United Kingdom

 Argentina
 Italy
 Norway
 Pakistan
 Spain
 Sri Lanka
 United States

Competition format[edit]

Fourteen teams competed in tournament consisting of two rounds. In the first round, teams were divided into two pools of seven teams each, and followed round-robin format with each of the team playing all other teams in the pool once. Following the completion of the league matches, teams placed first and second in each pool advanced to a single elimination round consisting of two semifinal games, a third place play-off and a final.

Venues[edit]

The games were played at:[3]

Prize money[edit]

The teams vied for the title as well as the total prize money of INR4.11 crore. According to Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab and tournament’s chairman Sukhbir Singh Badal, the prize money of this edition of the event was been doubled to INR2 crore for the winning team. The runners-up earned INR1 crore, while the team finishing in third place received INR51 lakhs. In addition, the deputy Chief Minister said each participating team would get INR10 lakhs. The best raider and stopper of the tournament were awarded with Preet Tractors.[4]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The event got off to an elaborate start on the evening of 1 November at Sports Stadium, Bathinda with performances by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, Sukhwinder Singh and other Punjabi artists, as well as a laser and fireworks show.

Schedule[edit]

All matches' timings were according to Indian Standard Time (UTC +5:30).[3]

Group stage[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 India 6 6 0 0 362 125 237 12
 Canada 6 5 0 1 301 180 121 10
 United Kingdom 6 4 0 2 354 201 153 8
 Germany 6 2 0 4 206 301 -95 4
 Afghanistan 6 2 0 4 119 284 −165 4
   Nepal 6 0 0 6 148 368 −220 0
 Australia 6 2 0 4 222 215 7 4

Australia expelled from the tournament for doping

     Qualified for semifinals

2 November 2011
14:00
 Australia 68 – 23    Nepal Nehru Stadium, Faridkot

2 November 2011
15:00
 Canada 63 – 15  Afghanistan Nehru Stadium, Faridkot

2 November 2011
16:30
 India 70 – 18  Germany Nehru Stadium, Faridkot

4 November 2011
14:00
 India 67 – 21    Nepal Sports Stadium, Dhudike, Moga

4 November 2011
15:00
 United Kingdom 68 – 13  Afghanistan Sports Stadium, Dhudike, Moga

4 November 2011
16:30
 Canada 51 – 39  Australia Sports Stadium, Dhudike, Moga

6 November 2011
14:00
 Germany 58 – 23    Nepal War Heroes Stadium, Sangrur

6 November 2011
15:00
 India 66 – 23  Australia War Heroes Stadium, Sangrur

6 November 2011
16:30
 Canada 42 – 34  United Kingdom War Heroes Stadium, Sangrur

8 November 2011
19:00
 Afghanistan 48 – 41    Nepal Yadvindra Sports Stadium, Patiala

8 November 2011
20:00
 India 58 – 22  United Kingdom Yadvindra Sports Stadium, Patiala

8 November 2011
21:30
 Australia 60 – 29  Germany Yadvindra Sports Stadium, Patiala

10 November 2011
14:00
 Australia 32 – 45  United Kingdom Sports Stadium, Doda, Muktsar

10 November 2011
15:00
 Germany 62 – 26  Afghanistan Sports Stadium, Doda, Muktsar

10 November 2011
16:30
 India 51 – 24  Canada Sports Stadium, Doda, Muktsar

12 November 2011
13:30
 Canada 64 – 22    Nepal Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadium, Ferozepur

12 November 2011
14:30
 Australia 0 - 1  Afghanistan Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadium, Ferozepur
  • Australia Forfeits. Afghanistan won by walkover because of unavailability of required minimum of players for Australia.

12 November 2011
16:30
 United Kingdom 65 – 19  Germany Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadium, Ferozepur

15 November 2011
14:35
 United Kingdom 63 – 18    Nepal NM Govt. College, Mansa

15 November 2011
15:35
 India 50 – 17  Afghanistan NM Govt. College, Mansa

15 November 2011
16:45
 Canada 58 – 19  Germany NM Govt. College, Mansa

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 Pakistan 6 5 0 1 371 129 242 10
 Italy 6 4 0 2 314 194 120 8
 Norway 5 3 0 2 222 200 22 6
 Spain 6 2 0 4 255 258 -3 4
 Argentina 6 1 0 5 129 402 −273 2
 Sri Lanka 6 0 0 6 134 407 −273 0
 United States 5 5 0 0 300 138 162 10

United States opted out from the tournament

     Qualified for semifinals

3 November 2011
19:00
 Norway 49 – 35  Spain Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur

3 November 2011
20:00
 Italy 68 – 08  Argentina Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur

3 November 2011
21:30
 Pakistan 39 – 43  United States Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur

5 November 2011
14:00
 Argentina 25 – 62  Norway Nehru Stadium, Rupnagar

5 November 2011
15:00
 Pakistan 71 – 09  Sri Lanka Nehru Stadium, Rupnagar

5 November 2011
16:30
 United States 56 – 37  Italy Nehru Stadium, Rupnagar

7 November 2011
14:00
 Spain 70 – 26  Sri Lanka Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran

7 November 2011
15:00
 United States 71 – 17  Argentina Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran

7 November 2011
16:30
 Pakistan 50 – 37  Italy Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran

9 November 2011
14:00
 Norway 63 – 24  Sri Lanka Guru Nanak Sports Stadium, Kapurthala

9 November 2011
15:00
 Pakistan 82 – 11  Argentina Guru Nanak Sports Stadium, Kapurthala

9 November 2011
16:30
 Italy 52 – 31  Spain Guru Nanak Sports Stadium, Kapurthala

11 November 2011
19:00
 Argentina 53 – 49  Sri Lanka Guru Nanak Stadium, Amritsar

11 November 2011
20:00
 Pakistan 67 – 15  Norway Guru Nanak Stadium, Amritsar

11 November 2011
22:30
 United States 54 – 35  Spain Guru Nanak Stadium, Amritsar

14 November 2011
13:30
 United States 76 – 10  Sri Lanka Lajwanti Stadium, Hoshiarpur

14 November 2011
14:30
 Argentina 15 – 70  Spain Lajwanti Stadium, Hoshiarpur

14 November 2011
16:30
 Italy 49 – 33  Norway Lajwanti Stadium, Hoshiarpur

16 November 2011
19:05
 Italy 74 – 16  Sri Lanka Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar

16 November 2011
 United States Abandoned  Norway Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar
  • Match abandoned due to USA's expulsion from the tournament

16 November 2011
21:15
 Pakistan 62 – 14  Spain Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
18 November – Sports Stadium, Bathinda
  India  74  
  Italy  15  
 
20 November – Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana
      India  59
    Canada  25
Third place
18 November – Sports Stadium, Bathinda 20 November – Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana
  Pakistan  39   Italy  22
  Canada  44     Pakistan  60

Semi-finals[edit]

18 November 2011
19:15
 India 74 - 15  Italy Sports Stadium, Bathinda

18 November 2011
21:15
 Pakistan 39 - 44  Canada Sports Stadium, Bathinda
  • Canada had lesser players(8) to play with and as a result 2 points were awarded to Pakistan before the start of match and the start of the 2nd half.

Third place[edit]

20 November 2011
17:15
 Italy 22 – 60  Pakistan Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana

Final[edit]

20 November 2011
22:15
 India 59 – 25  Canada Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana
  • Canada had lesser players(8) to play with and as a result 2 points were awarded to India before the start of match and the beginning of the 2nd half.
2011 Kabaddi World Cup
1st Runners-up Champions 2nd Runners-up
Canada

Canada

India

India
Fourth Title

Pakistan

Pakistan

Closing ceremony[edit]

The closing ceremony of the Kabaddi World Cup was held at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on 20 November.

On this occasion Pakistan's former prime minister Chaudhary Sujaat Hussain, former information and sports minister Chaudhary Nisar Hussain, Pakistan Punjab's former education minister Mian Imran Masood, acting ambassador of Germany Ford Millard, Indian Punjab's chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, deputy chief minister and state's sports minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab cabinet minister Tikshan Sud along with his several cabinet colleagues, were also present.

The closing ceremony also included the appearances of Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh and performances by RDB from Canada, Punjabi singers Harbhajan Mann and Satinder Satti. .[5]

Broadcasting rights[edit]

Television
Countries Broadcaster
 India PTC Punjabi (Opening & Closing ceremonies)
PTC News (Day matches and All night matches)
PTC Chak De (Day matches 16:30)
 Canada
 United States
PTC Punjabi
 Pakistan GEO Super

Doping[edit]

National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) was responsible for ensuring that second World Cup Kabaddi tournament is dope free. It was mandatory that in each match four players, two each from both playing teams go for dope test and the players were selected on the spot and he/she could be tested again.

On 12 November 2011, the number of players tested positive for drugs touched 25 from over 100 samples.[6]

Teams from Australia (6), UK (5), US (4), Canada (4), Spain (4), Italy (3), Norway (2) Germany (1), Argentina (1), India (1) lost players on account of doping. Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Afghanistan and Nepal remained dope-free. The tournament was plunged into a new controversy when four members of the US team refused to give samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency officials for dope tests at Hoshiarpur.[7] Taking a serious note of the refusal by the players, the technical committee of World Cup kabaddi held a meeting and decided to impose ban on the US team for rest of the matches.[8]

The US team players claimed that they believed it was a well thought-out plan to target their team in doping tests as the organisers were keen on an India-Pakistan final clash.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Kabaddi cup begins in Punjab
  2. ^ After gala start featuring celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, India took on Germany in Kabaddi World Cup. Hindustan Times (2 November 2011). Retrieved on 2011-11-07.
  3. ^ a b 2nd Kabaddi World Cup Punjab 2011. Kabaddi.org (31 October 2011). Retrieved on 2011-11-07.
  4. ^ Kanchana Devi World Kabaddi cup begins in Punjab today. Truthdive.com. 2 November 2011
  5. ^ http://www.indiansportsnews.com/isn-specials/7807-india-reign-supreme-in-kabaddi-world-cup.html
  6. ^ Kabaddi 'WC' touches a new low. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (12 November 2011). Retrieved on 2011-11-14.
  7. ^ US players refuse to take dope test. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (15 November 2011). Retrieved on 2011-11-14.
  8. ^ US team banned from Kabaddi World Cup. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (16 November 2011). Retrieved on 2011-11-15.
  9. ^ Kabaddi WC 2011 final between Ind-Pak fixed by organisers: US Team